Meet our team
We look at the bright side of the world to keep ourselves sane.
We look at the dark side of the world to keep ourselves useful, together.”
Founder & Executive Director
My name is Sara and I am a Family Therapist from Porto, Portugal, who has been living in Oslo since 2018. With a master's degree in psychology, I started my career in Portugal, where I worked and volunteered with different at risk populations.
I first worked with children and youth in several schools, then did my master's thesis as part of the investigation group responsible for evaluating the Portuguese residential childcare system, and finally I worked in a protection center for Human Trafficking Survivors.
In Oslo I have been working on topics related to mental health and transition, and in January 2020 I founded Humans for Humans, aiming to provide support to all of those directly or indirectly affected by human trafficking, to help them blossom and thrive!
Co-Founder & Development Director
My name is Kristina and I am a marketing consultant from Saint-Petersburg, Russia who has been living in Oslo since 2014. With a good combination of financial and marketing education, I got my first master’s degree in Marketing, in Russia, and my second master’s degree in Finance, in Norway. I started my career in Oslo in 2017 as a marketing intern in a Norwegian startup which gave me a good boost to register my own company, Mineeva Consulting. Since then, I have been working with several diverse clients. With my background and experience, I has strong skills in different areas, from digital marketing, performance marketing, email marketing, market research, strategies, storytelling, budgeting and fundraising.
Chief Innovation Officer
My name is Anthony and I am an international expert in universal design. My work focuses on fusing human rights in the design of technology.
I live and work in Oslo, Norway, and I travel the world facilitating inclusive innovation workshops and speaking on universal design. My work has received over €12,000,000 for research and innovation on the universal design of technology.
I actively develop new businesses focused on universal design. I have authored over 40 scientific publications and taught over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. My work supports sustainable development by using universal design to produce inclusive innovations. I love working with awesome people.
FELIPE LILLO CLIMENT
Professional Network Manager & Clinical Psychologist
I am a clinical Psychologist from Chile who has lived in five countries since 2015.
I finished my Master's Degree in Health and Clinical Psychology and got experience in working with thousands of people in both professional and volunteer contexts.
My approach includes mind/body practices to broaden the topic of trauma in the mental health community.
My current challenge is to practice and get certified in Compassionate Inquiry, a methodology created and supervised by Gabor Mate.
Grant & Fundraising Officer
My name is Lisa and I joined as a Humans for Humans volunteer in October of 2020. I have over six years of experience working as a development team member for non-profits in the United States, with a particular focus on prospect research, annual fund execution, fundraising strategy, and database maintenance.
Prior to my non-profit work, I held marketing and supply chain roles for major corporate retailers. I moved to Oslo from the US in the Fall of 2019 with my husband and our two cats.
I am excited to be working with the team at Humans for Humans so I can help make an impact in our community and abroad, and ensure more people are educated about this important issue.
SIBANI BIMALA THAPALIYA
I would like to introduce myself as Sibani as more people know me by this calling name instead of my document name, Bimala. I’m an ambitious media enthusiast from Nepal, having a special affection for social media, social connections, and social services.
In Autumn 2017 I came to Norway, and I’m glad to be a part of Humans for Humans. My degrees in media studies from Nepal & Norway, and experience in multimedia communications have enriched my communication knowledge and interest in social media. I’m excited to research and develop communication strategies and I'm excited to promote the aims and achievements of this non-profit organization in the best possible way.
Internal Communications Manager
My name is Molly and I am a recent Masters graduate from England.
I have experience working with people from many different demographics, including refugees, international students, and individuals with social and emotional needs.
Humans for Humans caught my interest because it combines many elements I am passionate about and have studied-human rights, education, mental health and empowerment. I am now working as the Internal Communications Manager, ensuring that our members are kept up to date and that our team is connected.
Podcast Project Manager & Content Creator
I believe in the power of social service and I’m convinced that together we are stronger and we can make this world a better place to live in.
My name is Susanne, and I am an early childhood educator with a masters degree in human rights and multiculturalism. I am from Norway, but I have travelled a lot and lived in different parts of the world. I have been volunteering for Humans for Humans since January 2021.
Working with children and being their advocate in alignment with human rights and human dignity have resulted in my wish to reach further.
Treatment Project Manager
My name is Bianka and I joined Humans for Humans in January 2021 in order to challenge myself and to use my skills in a way that allows me to contribute to society positively.
I come from Hungary and I have been living in Norway since 2017. I recently graduated from the University of Oslo with an LLM in Public International Law with a specialisation in human rights. I also hold an LLB in Law with International Relations from the UK.
I have experience in human rights law and human rights related issues, both academic and practical from volunteering for different NGOs in several countries. I am especially interested in fighting modern day slavery in all of its forms.
My name is Llanel Rivera and I’m from Puerto Rico. My passion for world music, cultures and languages allowed me to participate in programs across the globe. Consequently, attaining a BA in Music Performance, a BA in Foreign Languages and an MSc in Human Rights & Multiculturalism.
Apart from working in these fields, I worked in emergency management & risk reduction in environmental disaster contexts. Working with people in extreme conditions expanded my interests in human rights, humanitarian law, human dignity, cultural diversity & understanding, equity, social justice and mental health.I believe in this NGO. Our joint collaboration is a growing and learning opportunity, providing the space to acknowledge empathy, help others and become better human beings.
My name is Anca, and I am originally from Romania, but I moved to Norway in 2014. I have a Bachelor`s Degree in Law, and I am currently pursuing a Master`s Degree in Human Rights and Multiculturalism.
I am particularly interested in human rights law, human dignity, public international law, and cultural diversity. For me, Humans for Humans means the opportunity to do something meaningful.